A potential NLCS preview is set for Monday night when the New York Mets (10-6, 6-4 away) visit the Los Angeles Dodgers (8-8, 5-4 home). New York enters this game having won four straight games, while the Dodgers are alternating wins and losses. Below is my MLB pick for the Mets vs Dodgers.
New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Pick
The Pick: New York Mets +142
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 10:10 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023.
✅ New York has been playing well and have won five of their last six games played.
✅ Against Los Angeles, the Mets have won four of their last five meetings.
✅ The Dodgers have struggled over the last 10 days having lost six of their last nine games played.
New York started their West Coast road trip with a three-game sweep of the lowly Athletics. Oakland may be the worst team in the majors this season, so leaving with a sweep was almost expected by New York fans. The Mets got the series started with a 17-6 drubbing before winning 3-2 in Saturday and 4-3 in extras on Sunday.
David Peterson is grabbing the ball for the fourth time and he’s looking to get it going as he currently has a 4.91 ERA and 1.84 WHIP.
The Mets have been balanced at the dish this season as Brandon Nimmo has a team high .286 batting average, Pete Alonso has mashed eight home runs, and Francisco Lindor has knocked in a team leading 16 RBIs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Need to Get it Going
Los Angeles hosted the Chicago Cubs and, surprisingly, lost the three-game series. This series got started with an 8-2 Cubs win on Friday and ended with a 3-2 Cubs win on Sunday. The Dodgers were able to avoid the sweep with a 2-1 win in Saturday’s game.
Dustin May will take the mound for the fourth time this season and has been impressive with his 1.47 ERA and 0.76 WHIP.
Max Muncy is having a nice start to the season as he leads the Dodgers with six home runs and 14 RBIs. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a .302 batting average.